Say! How about a Los Angeles meetup? March 3, 2008 9:07 AM   Subscribe

It's about time for another LA meetup, wouldn't you say?

I'm gonna suggest the evening of March 27th because I spun around and that's where my finger landed, and I'm going to do my darnedest to convince you all that this shindig ought to be had somewhere in the valley. Y'all might not agree, so throw your suggestions on out here.
posted by katillathehun to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:07 AM (115 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I was just going to suggest one on the east side - I think LA should have separate meetups for the west and east side. Going west from Highland Park, I may as well be flying to Portland...
posted by Lillitatiana at 9:30 AM on March 3, 2008

Haha. Well, we have informal Westside meetups all the time, because we're all awesome over here. But I was just goading Spacekitty about getting together again soon (maybe for foursquare).

I prefer the west side, partly because I live here, partly because I think the most people show up. But if you've got a rock-solid valley location, lemme know.
posted by klangklangston at 9:54 AM on March 3, 2008

Informal West side meetups, you say? Please, clue me in. I'm newly single (sigh) and needing some social interaction. (Nb.: Not a personals ad.)
posted by mykescipark at 10:14 AM on March 3, 2008

Hmm. Have more people shown up to the west side meetups because more people are on the west side or because that's just where the meetups were? I've only been to two, so I don't know these things.
posted by katillathehun at 10:33 AM on March 3, 2008

Like Malta, the San Fernando Valley is where east and west meet! I'm partial to the Sportsmen's Lodge if anyone wants to get old-timey.
posted by dhammond at 10:59 AM on March 3, 2008

^Gets my vote. I mean, they've got movie posters signed by Hollywood cowboys, and I'm all for quiet legends. And cacti. I'm always down for cacti.
posted by katillathehun at 11:29 AM on March 3, 2008

I want a meetup where we play foursquare!
posted by Wolfdog at 11:55 AM on March 3, 2008

If you do it at the Sportsmen's Lodge, you'll have a better-than-usual chance of a wendell sighting. Just saying.
posted by wendell at 12:07 PM on March 3, 2008

If we *do* have it at the Sportsmen's Lodge and wendell shows up... can we PLEASE make a "this will wendell" sign?
posted by katillathehun at 12:13 PM on March 3, 2008

Damn. I think I will be up north that week. Maybe next time...
posted by spiderskull at 2:10 PM on March 3, 2008

My name is Derek, and I approve this meetup.

Although, getting drunk around cacti is sure to be an awesome combination.
posted by Derek at 3:06 PM on March 3, 2008

If we do go to the Lodge again can we please please please make sure it's on the night Juss Tuss is playing?

I'm not saying I can go because my flakey assed parents still haven't booked plane tickets yet, but were they to visit me, it would most likely be then.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 3:24 PM on March 3, 2008

Holy crap, JussTuss is AWESOME! It just doesn't get any better than this.

I would totally do a Friday meetup if they're playing.
posted by dhammond at 3:33 PM on March 3, 2008

Oh dude. Yes. We have to. With a name like that?

Do they still play there every Friday and Sunday?
posted by katillathehun at 3:37 PM on March 3, 2008

I didn't see anything on their MySpace about it, so I sent them a message to ask when they're playing.
posted by dhammond at 3:43 PM on March 3, 2008

oh my god the valley... does my car even function on the other side of the hills?
posted by Justinian at 4:03 PM on March 3, 2008

I'm always down for cacti.

Just say where and when, and I'm there.
posted by saguaro at 4:51 PM on March 3, 2008

If we do go to the Lodge again can we please please please make sure it's on the night Juss Tuss is playing?

Took the words right out of my mouth. Juss Tuss is the best cover band in the entire eastern portion of the San Fernando valley! Possibly the entire San Fernando valley!
posted by scody at 5:55 PM on March 3, 2008

I just called the Lodge, and they confirmed that JussTuss still plays eeeeeevery Friday around 8 PM. Yay!!
posted by katillathehun at 6:01 PM on March 3, 2008

Oh hell yes. I'm in as long as it's not March 28th. I already have that night blocked off, but I'm otherwise flexible until May.
posted by dhammond at 6:12 PM on March 3, 2008

Well, Friday would be the 25th.

This place, beer and some grub nearby?

As far as an informal Westside meetup, well, I gotta talk to my girlfriend, but maybe the 15th or 22nd? Assuming good weather and everything, we might be up for some foursquare. Next weekend's tied up.
posted by klangklangston at 6:22 PM on March 3, 2008

The 25th is a Friday in April. If we were to do it in March, there's the 14th and the 21st. And then April. April's a bit iffy for me, though - don't know about you guys.
posted by katillathehun at 6:28 PM on March 3, 2008

I would definitely say it's time for another meetup. Sportsman's Lodge sounds good, and 14th or the 21st is doable with advance warning. (I hate missing the informal meetups 'cause there's only a coupla days notice.)
posted by carsonb at 8:15 PM on March 3, 2008

I'm partial to the 21st, but the 14th also works for me.

...AND JUSSTUSS FOR ALL in the Muddy Moose Lounge!
posted by dhammond at 8:34 PM on March 3, 2008

Oh, I'm also up for an informal foursquare if someone wants to pick a time.
posted by dhammond at 8:36 PM on March 3, 2008

So, how's this for specifics: Friday (FRIDAY! FRIDAY!), March 21st, the Muddy Moose Lounge at the Sportsmen's Lodge, 8:00 PM for JUSS TUSS *ROCK HANDS*

Any objections?
posted by katillathehun at 8:42 PM on March 3, 2008

Sounds good to me. I just got a MySpace message from the band and they've added the dates to their page. They also sent along this message:
Come on out any time... you and your friends are always welcome. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Peace and Love, Jusstuss
p.s. when you come out be sure to ask us for your free DVD...yes, really, FREE!!!
posted by dhammond at 8:49 PM on March 3, 2008

Ohhhh ho ho. They know not the force they have unleashed!
posted by katillathehun at 8:52 PM on March 3, 2008

Any chance it could be the 14th instead? I've been hoping for an LA meetup for a while, but I'll be out of town on the 21st.
posted by epimorph at 9:25 PM on March 3, 2008

I love the Lodge (site of my junior prom!) I'm really hoping the 21st will indeed be the first time I've ever followed through on a meetup - I'm lame, I know, but the thought of that afternoon drive to the west side...

Thanks for organizing, katilla(thehun)
posted by Lillitatiana at 9:29 PM on March 3, 2008

I vote before mar 19th or after mar 27th.
posted by lalochezia at 9:30 PM on March 3, 2008

I'm out of town March 27 (and/or have plans) through April 3. I can do March 15th or March 22nd....
posted by Space Kitty at 11:55 PM on March 3, 2008

Space Kitty - I just suggested the 27th to get the discussion going. It now looks like it will be either the 14th or the 21st with some informal MeFi time *cue Barry White* on the 15th or 22nd... whatever Klang determines.

As for the rest of you'se, when're we gonna do it, eh? The 14th or the 21st? I'm cool with either.
posted by katillathehun at 7:26 AM on March 4, 2008

I'm in. Wherever, whenever.
posted by Argyle at 8:23 AM on March 4, 2008

I will be gone the 21st (along with this guy I didn't even bother to talk to the last time we met up at the Sportsmen's Lodge), so I vote for the 14th.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 8:46 AM on March 4, 2008

Yeah, I vote for the 14th or 27th. If it's the 14th I might be kinda late, I have a gig that night.

Oh man, JussTuss was so rad!
posted by speicus at 9:17 AM on March 4, 2008

The 14th is fine with me too...
posted by Lillitatiana at 9:56 AM on March 4, 2008

A'right, so it's looking the 14th is the day. If there are no major objections by tonight, I'll calendar this shizzle. Yo. (Word.)
posted by katillathehun at 9:59 AM on March 4, 2008

Can't do the 14th based on my current health (or lack of it) situation. Was using the 28th as a 'deadline' to get my ass (and my doctor's) in gear regarding issues that were keeping me from trekking to L.A., but that was the soonest I could reasonably hope for. Gonna regret missing the Sportsman's Lodge (I have growing-up-in-the-valley-based history with that place that I was hoping to be the basic for hours of storytelling), but I'll keep up the effort to be "up to the trip" by the end of March and aim for the next meetup in April.
posted by wendell at 10:45 AM on March 4, 2008

Isn't it going to be kind of hard to hear eachother if there's a band playing?
posted by cell divide at 3:26 PM on March 4, 2008

Cell Divide, you don't need to hear my words to know what I'm sayin', knowwut'msayin'?
posted by klangklangston at 3:36 PM on March 4, 2008

The band and dance floor is sort of down the stairs and around the corner. There weren't any problems hearing each other last time that I can recall. You sorta feel like you're at a wedding reception what with the hotel location and a cover band playing hits like Brick House and all.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 3:55 PM on March 4, 2008

No Jusstuss, No Peace. Let's calendar this.
posted by dhammond at 3:59 PM on March 4, 2008

People of Earth, we are sidebarred. Muddy Moose Lounge. Sportsmen's Lodge. 8-ish. Friday, March 14th where JUSSTUSS will be SERVED. Be there or be, um... you know. Not there.

Aw, Wendell, you'll be missed! :(
posted by katillathehun at 4:42 PM on March 4, 2008

Isn't it going to be kind of hard to hear eachother if there's a band playing?

More shoutouts.
posted by carsonb at 6:05 PM on March 4, 2008

I'm in! Now about foursquare....
posted by Space Kitty at 6:52 PM on March 4, 2008

So is March 14th at 8pm at Sportsmen's Lodge pretty solid? That's a pretty straight shoot right up Laurel Canyon, although I'd have to overcome my fear of traveling north.
posted by Justinian at 7:08 PM on March 4, 2008

Are you questioning JUSSTUSS, Justinian? Tsk tsk!
posted by katillathehun at 9:00 PM on March 4, 2008

I'm in! Now about foursquare...

I just took a nap and, boy, am I ready for some foursquare! Let's nail this down.
posted by dhammond at 11:19 PM on March 4, 2008

Hm, I might actually be able to make the March 14th one..
posted by spiderskull at 1:18 AM on March 5, 2008

does someone have the address? and what about those of us stuck in orange county?
posted by TheJoven at 11:58 AM on March 5, 2008

12833 Ventura Blvd in Studio City per the link above. And I don't believe in The Orange County. Didn't your parents tell you the truth about that?
posted by katillathehun at 12:12 PM on March 5, 2008

I've gotten some nibbles on foursquare.

Depending on how many of you are interested on the 14th (and whether or not davejay's attractive), we might do it on the afternoon of the 15th. I was gonna say the 22nd, but that looks like it'd cut out two of the reliable folks, and I don't want to do that.

If you're interested in further wesside foursquare action, send me an email with foursquare in the subject, and I'll knock together a mailing list. I might even start planning it more than a day or two in advance.
posted by klangklangston at 12:44 PM on March 6, 2008

Sweet. I gotta get to work on my english.
posted by carsonb at 12:54 PM on March 6, 2008

I'm in. Looking forward to meeting you all. Or at least those seated on my end of the room.
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal at 5:29 PM on March 6, 2008

All of the cool kids drink when they play foursquare.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 3:50 PM on March 7, 2008


Who's up for a pillow fight on March 22nd?
posted by Space Kitty at 11:59 AM on March 8, 2008

I can't believe I'm missing a meetup at the Moose! That's one of my old Wednesday night hangs! Daaang. Pet the swans for me. Don't get all drunk and push eachother in the water tho. :)

Which reminds me... I once did a jazz gig on the patio that's to the left of the front door... and as I was singing, a super drunk couple started dancing and fell RIGHT into that little man-made stream. I was trying so hard to keep singing and the band was trying so hard to keep playing while they drunkenly struggled to pull themselves out of it. My God that was the bestest gig ever.
posted by miss lynnster at 1:01 PM on March 8, 2008

That pillow fight is within walking distance. I'm so there.
posted by carsonb at 8:50 PM on March 8, 2008

A mefi meetup? In the valley? Like, oh my god.

I'll be there, fer sher.
posted by mullingitover at 11:49 AM on March 9, 2008

Awesome. I'll be there.

But seeing as how I've never been to a MeFi meetup before, will there be a sign or some other admittedly geeky means of identifying the group? I mean, I don't mind introducing myself to random clusters of people, but that could take a while.
posted by chicainthecity at 9:45 PM on March 9, 2008

I... hmm. Well, I just checked out attendees' profile pics the first time I went to a meetup and then looked for a familiar face. But I suppose we could do a sign. I guess. Are there tables at this place? Speaking of, do I need to make reservations or anything like that? I've never been to this particular place. I just realized I should probably think about that.
posted by katillathehun at 10:24 AM on March 10, 2008

Oooh. I'm down south-way until the 17th... admittedly, I'm in the Inland Empire, but had planned to make a trek to L.A. at some point this week anyway. Perhaps I'll get up the courage to come join y'all (if I figure out how to get there, where to park safely, et cetera...).

posted by po at 1:53 PM on March 10, 2008

Is this place 21+?
I may be in HelLA that weekend.
posted by baserunner73 at 2:14 PM on March 10, 2008

Hey, I'm in town from thursday through sunday, for a college open house and a stupid goddamned wedding, but thursday night and saturday are the only time I'm unbooked. Whatever the haps is, I'm all ears.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:41 PM on March 10, 2008

I'm down to a tentative maybe for Friday - looks like I'll be driving up to the Bay Area to spend Thursday night there, driving back Friday. Might make it, might fall over.
posted by fuzzbean at 11:19 AM on March 11, 2008

4square? Sportsmans lodge? Will an organizer post a defiintive time & location ASAP?
posted by lalochezia at 9:50 PM on March 12, 2008

Yeah, I'd just call and give them a rough head count. Chances are the reservation won't be necessary, but it's a good idea, just in case.
posted by Lillitatiana at 11:26 PM on March 12, 2008

4square? Sportsmans lodge? Will an organizer post a defiintive time & location ASAP?

I'm not an organizer, but I'll give it a shot: For 4square, email klang per this. For the public meetup, per this and then this, meet in the Muddy Moose Lounge at the Sportsman's Lodge on Friday, March 14th at 8:00pm. Bring your \m/   \m/.
posted by carsonb at 12:31 AM on March 13, 2008

What carsonb said. But just to make it all official and whatnot, the meetup is on the 14th at 8 PM at the Muddy Moose Lounge.
posted by katillathehun at 8:33 AM on March 13, 2008

Just going to point out what I'm sure has been obvious to many of you.

3.14: Pi day, Einstein's birthday, and what happen's to be talk like a physicist day.

As this is my daughter's birthday weekend, I'll have to work on talking like a physicist from home while making pizza, but if someone manages to post a meetup picture related to any of the above I can positively guarantee kinetically excited coronary cockles.
posted by johnjoe at 10:48 AM on March 13, 2008

Argh. Hope you guys are having fun.
posted by infinitewindow at 9:01 PM on March 14, 2008

Sorry, burst pipe brought on by landlord's ill-advised "landscaping" kept me home this evening. Maybe next time!
posted by scody at 11:01 PM on March 14, 2008

Success! Great to see y'all.
posted by mykescipark at 12:49 AM on March 15, 2008

Thanks for coming out, to those of you who made it. I feel like a true sportsman now.
posted by mullingitover at 12:52 AM on March 15, 2008

I had a great time, and not just because klangklangston slapped my ass. He also gave me porno!
posted by dhammond at 1:21 AM on March 15, 2008

That dhammond is one snazzy dancer. Gosh. GOLLY.

Not as snazzy as JussTuss, though.
posted by katillathehun at 1:23 AM on March 15, 2008

Awesome meetup, great choice of location, would recommend again A++++++.

In attendance were: Derek, dhammond, katillathehun, mykescipark, carsonb, epimorph, lalochezia, mandymanwasregistered, Lillitatiana, HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal, klangklangston, speicus, and mullingitover.

I will upload my pictures in the A.M. after my AA meeting.
posted by Derek at 1:53 AM on March 15, 2008

It was so nice to meet you all. Next time, let's get JussTuss
to play musical chairs so I can get to know more of you! xox, Tanja
posted by Lillitatiana at 10:43 AM on March 15, 2008

I think I got bombed on one too many Pearl Harbors.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 11:28 AM on March 15, 2008

Here are my crappily lit photos.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 12:51 PM on March 15, 2008

After checking out Justuss' MySpace page, I'm especially sad I missed this meetup at the Moose. They are gloriously sucky!
posted by miss lynnster at 7:17 PM on March 15, 2008

Oh, no - they were gloriously great.
posted by Lillitatiana at 8:58 PM on March 15, 2008

Gah, scody! looks like the Fang is shaping up to be the left coast Koko, hmm?
posted by brujita at 9:08 PM on March 15, 2008

By sucky I of course meant great.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:42 PM on March 15, 2008

Foursquare was excellent again; doug should have pictures.
posted by klangklangston at 11:32 PM on March 15, 2008

Gahdammit! I swear, my next job will have banker's hours if only so I can play foursquare with y'all. Had a blast at the Moose, thank you LA cads and ladies for a grand time.
posted by carsonb at 1:12 AM on March 16, 2008

Oh, and double extra special frosted sugary thanks to mandymanwasregistered for a smiling photograph, finally.
posted by carsonb at 1:13 AM on March 16, 2008

Yes, the meetup was lovely. So many people! I need to be more mingly next time and talk to more people. At least I talked to mandyman this time, amirite?

I would like to come to foursquare sometime when I haven't been hired to play accordion in a high school musical!
posted by speicus at 11:43 AM on March 16, 2008

Shame I missed out on the meetup, but I'm delighted that foursquare was so much fun and had such a great turnout.

Thank you for hosting, as always!
posted by Space Kitty at 12:48 PM on March 16, 2008

Organizational shout-outs to katillathehun for Friday and klang/holyrood for Saturday. Thank you kindly; I had a blast. I'll have some foursquare pictures tomorrow when I'm on a better internet connection. And thanks to everyone for coming out.

It's a Metafilter the tenth caller when you hear the snark!
posted by dhammond at 4:16 PM on March 16, 2008

I should say thanks to dhammond and mandymanwasregistered for bringing up the joys that are Sportsmen's Lodge and JussTuss. Otherwise, who knows where we would have met up and if I would've gotten to cut a rug in a sea of Old Spice and pop covers?

Oh, and foursquare? Was awesome.
posted by katillathehun at 5:40 PM on March 16, 2008

Hey photogrpahers. Put those pix up. We must see the snarkily written notes and the background of chesthaired decadence.
posted by lalochezia at 9:46 PM on March 16, 2008

oops didnt see sidebar. cool!
posted by lalochezia at 11:55 PM on March 16, 2008

Pictures from Saturday's awesome Four Square match in West LA, including appearances by klangklangston, holyrood, katillathehun, Ambrosia Voyeur and contraption.
posted by dhammond at 1:46 PM on March 17, 2008

Now it's all down to MullingItOver to toss up his pictures from the lodge (which looked pretty sweet by the way—he was a lot of fun to talk to too, and I'm gonna keep hectoring him about letting me have a pirate with four hooks).
posted by klangklangston at 2:50 PM on March 17, 2008

What about those movies?

posted by klangklangston at 2:55 PM on March 17, 2008

Hey y'all who came to the 4-square party: someone left their sunglasses here at our place. Mefi mail me (this is holyrood) or klang if they're yours.
posted by klangklangston at 6:40 PM on March 17, 2008

Hot video foursquare action here. Apologies in advance for the annoying female voiceover on the first video. And the ass close ups.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 10:26 PM on March 17, 2008

That's pretty sweet, but yeah, man, you're drawn to those asses, aren't you?
posted by klangklangston at 11:48 AM on March 18, 2008

It's okay, mandymanwasregistered. I understand how gravity works. But I do need some less ratty jeans.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:19 PM on March 18, 2008

Link to the hilarious LOLmodels? Space Kitty, you found that, right? Girl, get your FPP on!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:04 PM on March 18, 2008

mandymanwasregistered: I read about this video of yours from work and have been looking forward to it all day. Verdict: needs more of my girlfriend's ass. Also me; where was I for this?
posted by contraption at 9:39 PM on March 18, 2008

*chews nails*
posted by Space Kitty at 10:03 PM on March 18, 2008

I'm not sure how you were left out, contraption. Were you off getting more beer?
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 11:01 AM on March 19, 2008

No, I was probably just moving my car. Don't worry about it, just be sure and bring your ass-cam to the next one.
posted by contraption at 2:02 PM on March 19, 2008

It's not a meetup without mandyman's ass-cam...
posted by Space Kitty at 8:47 PM on March 19, 2008

So who's up for the pillow fight that Space Kitty mentioned?


There’s an Easter Egg Hunt going on in Pershing Square at the same time, but it’s a really big area, so there will be plenty of space for everyone. But do try and avoid that specific area, wherever it is.

So if anyone's up for fucking with some Easter Egg Hunters, LET'S DO THIS. Triple Word Score Meetup!
posted by dhammond at 11:19 PM on March 20, 2008

Ooh! Me! Me!
posted by katillathehun at 11:53 PM on March 20, 2008

The pillowfight. Was. AWESOME.

And we saw HotPatatta there!
posted by katillathehun at 4:52 PM on March 22, 2008

Oh my yes, that pillow fight was ridiculously fun. I've finally uploaded my pictures to Flickr, if anyone would like to check them out.
posted by dhammond at 2:37 PM on March 24, 2008

Kattalus is in town, and I'm not sure yet where I'm taking him for dinner.
posted by klangklangston at 5:23 PM on March 24, 2008

I can't believe I missed the pillow fight.
posted by Space Kitty at 9:51 PM on March 24, 2008 is currently featuring my video of the event on their homepage. You all could have been famous!
posted by dhammond at 6:35 PM on March 25, 2008

Speicus and I were freezing our asses off on the east coast, sorry we missed the pillow fight.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 12:28 PM on March 26, 2008

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